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Orioles beat the Sox 5-4 in 10 innings

Game over: Orioles 5, Red Sox 4

Delcarmen allowed a single up the middle on a 1-2 pitch. The Sox are 1-4 in extra innings and now 2-2 against an Orioles team that is 3-16 against everybody else. That is pretty awful.

Tejada the hero as he homers to tie it and singles to win it. Back with more later on.

Bottom of the 10th: Red Sox 4, Orioles 4

Okajima struck out Wieters with a 3-2 fastball. Now Delcarmen in for Tejada. Francona sticking with the managerial rule of never using your closer on the road unless it’s a save situation. They all do it.

Bottom of the 10th: Red Sox 4, Orioles 4

Jones doubled into the right field corner with one out. The Sox intentionally walked Markakis to get to Wieters and now have called in Hideki Okajima. The lefty is pitching after getting three days of rest. His last three outings: 2 innings, 8 hits, 5 runs.

The Sox are 1-3 in extra innings, by the way.

Middle of the 10th: Red Sox 4, Orioles 4

Sox go in order against Matt Albers, who had a 7.36 ERA and had allowed 18 base-runners over 11 innings. That can’t be a good sign. Ramon Ramirez stays in for the Sox. He’ll face 9-1-2.

Top of the 10th: Red Sox 4, Orioles 4

Ramon Ramirez, I take it back. He just retired the side in order with two strikeouts. It would seem he has found his swerve. Matt Albers, who us supposedly being demoted tomorrow to make room for the starter, on to pitch for Baltimore.

Middle of the 9th: Red Sox 4, Orioles 4


The Sox had a chance to take the lead and failed. With two on and one out, Alfredo Simon struck out Drew and Ortiz to end the inning. Now Ramon Ramirez (gulp) comes in for the Red Sox. He’ll be throwing to Jason Varitek as Martinez was run for in the top of the inning.

Ortiz is 0 for 4 with two strikeouts and two weak groundouts. He is hitting .143.

Top of the 9th: Red Sox 4, Orioles 4

With two outs, Bard threw a 96-mph fastball to Tejada and he hit it 196 mph to left field. At least it seemed that way. That’s the third homer Bard has allowed in 14.2 innings this season. Of his eight hits, three are homers.

Brand new game as we go to the ninth. Nothing comes easy for this team lately.

Middle of the 8th: Red Sox 4, Orioles 3

McDonald walked to load the bases but Scutaro grounded out. Daniel Bard starts the inning for the Sox.

Top of the 8th: Red Sox 4, Orioles 3

The Sox have taken the lead on a solo shot to right center by J.D. Drew. Meanwhile Adrian Beltre, the fan favorite, just had his third hit and Hermida walked to give McDonald a chance to drive in a run.

Top of the 8th: Red Sox 3, Orioles 3

Lackey sailed through the inning. Jones walked but Lackey picked him off trying to steal and pumped his fist as the inning ended. His line: 7 IP 6 H 3 R 2 ER 3 BB 6 K. That was probably it for him as Daniel Bard is warming up and the Sox only get him up if he’s coming in.


Middle of the 7th: Red Sox 3, Orioles 3

Pedroia delivered an RBI single to tie before Martinez (one RBI in 15 games) grounded out. That interference call cost the Sox the lead. But it’s tied up at least.

Top of the 7th: Orioles 3, Red Sox 2

Beltre started the inning with a single off reliever Jason Berken. When Hermida grounded to short, Beltre slid hard into second baseman Ty Wigginton. The Orioles could not complete the double play but Beltre was called for interference and Hermida was called out.

McDonald continued the inning by drawing a walk then went to third on a single by Scutaro. Now the O’s are making a pitching change. Jim Johnson in.

Terry Francona argued but replays showed that Beltre grabbed the leg of Wigginton and caused him to go sprawling. But I’m not sure that caused the poor throw.

Top of the 7th: Orioles 3, Red Sox 2

Another solid inning for Lackey, who worked around a two-out walk by Wigginton. Lackey has done his job.

Middle of the 6th: Orioles 3, Red Sox 2

Pedroia homered to right field before Martinez walked. With one out, the Orioles lifted Hernandez and called in lefty Will Ohman. he struck out Drew and got Ortiz on a grounder back to the mound.

Top of the 6th: Orioles 3, Red Sox 1

Lackey sets down the side quickly. He has pitched pretty well, allowing two earned runs over five innings.

Middle of the 5th: Orioles 3, Red Sox 1

That was ugly. Beltre singled before McDonald walked with one out. But as Scutaro struck out, Beltre was thrown out stealing third to end the inning.


The Orioles just wished happy birthday to Ernie Tyler, the 86-year-old “ballboy” who has worked for the team since 1960 helping the umpires and tending to the baseballs.

Top of the 5th: Orioles 3, Red Sox 1

The Sox gave up a run but it could have been a lot worse given that there were two walks, a single and two errors in the inning.

Tejada singled to center and took second when McDonald let the ball skip away. After Scott walked, Wigginton reached on an error by Beltre (his fifth) as a run scored. Lackey then walked Hughes but got Atkins on a 1-2-3 double play before Izturis flew to center.

Beltre has not played well defensively. But his history suggests that will not continue.

Middle of the 4th: Orioles 2, Red Sox 1

Martinez walked but Youkilis grounded into a double play. Then Drew waked but Ortiz struck out swinging after a decent at-bat.

Top of the 4th: Orioles 2, Red Sox 1

Lackey allowed a two-out single to Markakis but got Weiters to foul out to Beltre, who made a nice basket catch with his back to the ball along the stands. Lackey has retired eight of the last nine batters he has faced.

Middle of the 3rd: Orioles 2, Red Sox 1

The Sox went in order in the third. Now the Orioles scoreboard is showing a feature where the Baltimore players vote on which movie was better Old School or Animal House.

Old School won, which is a travesty. It was a movie with a few good scenes but they couldn’t figure out how to end it. Outside of “You’re my boy, Blue.” there’s not one truly memorable line. Animal House was one killer scene after another with one of the great endings in comedy history. And there are literally 100 great lines. Plus Otis Day and Knights. Don’t get me started, I’m really upset.


Top of the 3rd: Orioles 2, Red Sox 1

John Lackey, it would seem, has settled down as he retired the side in order and fanned Wigginton and Atkins.

Middle of the 2nd: Orioles 2, Red Sox 1

J.D. Drew snuck one over the fence in left center for his second homer of the season. Good sign for him going the other way with power. Ortiz walked but Beltre grounded into a force before Hermida hit a fly ball to center.

Top of the 2nd: Orioles 2, Red Sox 0

Excellent work by John Lackey, who has already given up more runs (2) than than the Sox allowed in their previous two games (1).

Jones singled, Markakis doubled, Wieters singled and Tejada had a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0. But as Scott struck out, Wieters was thrown out stealing despite Martinez double-pumping. Weiters joins Robinson “Ironsides” Cano as the only runners thrown out by a Red Sox catcher this season.

Middle of the 1st: Red Sox 0, Orioles 0

Sorry for the delay, had some connection issues. The Sox went in order against David Hernandez, who warmed up to Badlands by Bruce Springsteen. That’s makes him OK in my book.

Beautiful night here at Camden Yards, one of best ballparks in the majors. It was 80 degrees at first pitch and there’s not a cloud in the sky. Hope you’re enjoying the game wherever you are. Feel free to comment.

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